The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a boy who got sick after eating at a Red Lobster in Oakdale, Minnesota on August 9. He tested positive for Salmonella Poona, which has been confirmed as the outbreak strain by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Another lawsuit was filed by a woman who was hospitalized with severe gastrointestinal illness after eating a salad at Red Lobster in Maplewood, Minnesota on August 11.
Both lawsuits were filed against Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, a California-based company that imported the cucumbers from a grower in northern Baja Mexico and supplied them to Red Lobster. In Minnesota, 10 out of 12 illnesses have been linked to salads at Red Lobster.
Andrew & Williamson also sold produce to major restaurant chains and grocery stores like Safeway, HEB, Walmart, and Kroger. However, these loose products did not have labels and are not easily identifiable as those included in the recall.
Nationwide, at least 285 people have been infected in the outbreak, including 53 who were hospitalized and one woman who died. This is the second major Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers — last year, 275 people were infected in 25 states after eating cucumbers grown in Maryland.
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